Recall Recap: Cable Fragments in Pancake Mix, and a Whole Lot of Tortillas and Hashbrowns

Here's all the food & beverage recalls we covered over the past couple weeks, announced by the USDA and FDA.

Itโ€™s been a busy past couple of weeks on the recall front. Perhaps the most newsworthy of them is for pancake and waffle mix sold at retail giants Walmart and Kroger, due to cable fragments contaminating several lots of production.

On March 18th and 19th, Continental Mills recalled three lots of Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix, two under the Kroger brand and one under the Great Value brand. The recalls said fragments from a cable used to clear a processing line were discovered in a limited amount of product.

The Kroger lots were distributed to stores in 17 states, while the Great Value lot was distributed to Walmart stores nationwide.

With that, hereโ€™s all the other recalls we posted on over the past couple weeks:

Texas Supplier Recalls Tortillas for Undeclared Wheat

The Salsa Texan (Flower Mound, TX) has recalled its regular and burrito-sized packages of Coconut Flour Tortillas because they may contain undeclared wheat, caused by a production and packaging breakdown. They were distributed nationwide through the mail, following orders made via social media, and sold at various Farmers Markets in Texas during August and September 2021.

Listeria in Northeast U.S. Produce, Dips 

Fruit Fresh Up (Depew, NY) has recalled all fresh cut fruit and vegetable products and RTE dips processed at its Depew, NY facilities due to possible Listeria contamination. The fruit and vegetables are packaged in clear plastic containers and have a Best By date between March 5-23, and dips come 7 oz clear plastic clamshell containers with a Best By date of March 15-31. They were distributed in New York and surrounding states.

Mispackaged Salad in Alaska

On March 23, the USDA issued a public health alert for concerns that the salad dressing in RTE salad products containing meat and poultry from Charlie's Produce (Seattle, WA) may contain undeclared allergens of egg, milk, peanut or wheat. They were produced between March 8-17 and shipped to retail and foodservice locations in Alaska.

400+ Cases of Canadian Hash Brown Patties

Cavendish Farms (Dieppe, New Brunswick) has recalled 441 cases of its 42.3 oz packages of Original Hash Brown Patties because they may contain undeclared wheat. They were sold in CT, DE, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA and RI in Wakefern Food Corp. supermarkets that include ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer and Fairway Market. 

Mislabeled Yogurt in Western U.S.

St. Benoit Creamery (Sonoma, CA) has recalled its French Vanilla Yogurt, lot code #2054, best by date 8/22/2022, because it may contain undeclared egg. The product is packaged in glass jars with a net weight of 4.75 oz. It was distributed in AK, ID, OR and WA through retail stores since Feb. 25.

More Enoki Mushrooms Recalled for Listeria

More California suppliers of China and Taiwan-grown Enoki mushrooms have recalled products for potential Listeria contamination, continuing a string of such mushroom recalls in March. The latest recalls include Enoki mushrooms from Jan Fruits Inc. (Vernon, CA), T Fresh Company (City of Industry, CA), Top Quality Produce (Irwindale, CA) and WiseTrade Corp. (Irvine, CA) dba Global Fresh Marketing.

Sweet Dried Strawberries

SunTree Snack Foods (Phoenix, AZ) has recalled its Good & Gather Dried Sweetened Strawberries, because the product contains undeclared sulfite. The packaged product is in resealable stand-up pouches packages that were distributed to retail stores nationally.

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